This Weekend in Music History
June 28th, 1968 – The Beatles are working at Abbey Road on John Lennon’s new song ‘Good Night.’ Lennon wrote the song as a lullaby for his son Julian who was five years old at the time. Ringo sang the lead vocals, and the track would later find it’s place on their White Album.
June 28th, 1977 – Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of the Watford Football Club, a professional soccer club based in Hertfordshire, England.
June 29th, 1984 – Bruce Springsteen kicks off the first leg of his ‘Born in the USA’ Tour. The first set of shows are in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Civic Center. Springsteen will go on to play 156 shows ending a year later, October 15th, 1985 in L.A.
June 29th, 1999 – Michael Jackson falls over 50 feet during a concert at Munich’s Olympic stadium. The cause of the fall was due to a bridge collapsing during Michael’s ‘Earth Song’. Jackson was ultimately okay, but suffered some severe bruising.
June 30th, 1966 – The Supremes record ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’. This song would become their 8th number-one single later in the year when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart for two weeks in November.
June 30th, 1975 – The Jackson Five announces that they are leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. They were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the rights to other name.